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 for ''declarative language''
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  declarative language
  
      Any relational language or functional language.
     These kinds of programming language describe relationships
     between variables in terms of functions or inference
     rules, and the language executor ({interpreter} or
     compiler) applies some fixed algorithm to these relations
     to produce a result.
  
     Declarative languages contrast with imperative languages
     which specify explicit manipulation of the computer's internal
     state; or procedural languages which specify an explicit
     sequence of steps to follow.
  
     The most common examples of declarative languages are logic
     programming languages such as Prolog and functional
     languages like Haskell.
  
     See also production system.
  
     (2004-05-17)
  

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